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. they are democratic state senate majority peter steven horsford and republican danny tarkanian. let us begin. mr. tarkanian, a coin toss determined you're up first. >> thank you and thank you to pbs for hosting this debate and giving people an opportunity to hear from their candidates about important issues. these are part of forms for the public to see the differences and the contrast between each of the candidates. this is so important that i offered to debate my opponent and each of the different counties in which this district represents. this is a large we did the largest and most diverse districts in the state with a lot of different interests -- this is the largest and most of first district in the state with a lot of different ages. unfortunately, my opponent declined to do so. over the past nine months, i travel throughout the district and talk to the people from these communities. we discussed the issues that affect them and some solutions we hope to solve. i look forward to talking about those solutions today and i appreciate you watching. >> thank you. senator steven horsford, your o
's -- russia's muslim population. when ambassadors were attacked and ambassador stevens were killed, the combat -- the russians said we told you this would happen if you back the rebels -- if you back the revolutions. with streets demonstrations in the midst of the presidential campaign in russia, vladimir putin saw the same forces at work in russia as in syria and the u.s. is trying to do and warned revolution in russia. efficient -- russia in summing up, has vetoed three resolutions, including water down once to syria, continues to ship arms to syria, saying there's no security resolution against arms shipments. it is urging them to open up a dialogue with the regime and supported the ill-fated kofi anan mission is to prolong the life of the regime. moscow has been wooing these states since 2007, especially saudi arabia. number two, alienating key islamic leaders who called for boycotting of products from russia and said several days ago "russian jets are bombing the syrian people. the arab and islamic world must and against russia, boy, russia and consider rush-hour number one enemy." #3, it
energy secretary, steven chu, has now been on record three times stating it's not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. do you agree with secretary chu that this is not the job of the energy department? obama: the most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy. so here's what i've done since i've been president. we have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. natural gas production is the highest it's been in decades. we have seen increases in coal production and coal employment. but what i've also said is we can't just produce traditional source of energy. we've also got to look to the future. that's why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. that means that in the middle of the next decade, any car you buy, you're going to end up going twice as far on a gallon of gas. that's why we doubled clean -- clean energy production like wind and solar and biofuels. and all these things have contributed to us lowering our oil imports to the lowest levels in 16 years. now, i want to build on that. and that means, yes, we st
stevens and the other americans who lost their lives. they gave their lives for this country. and for a vision of a better world. i do think that president obama was correct in working with our allies to see gaddafi removed in libya. that does not mean you hold that a mission accomplished banner. this is a complicated region and the future is uncertain. we know the past was not serving in u.n. security interest and not good for the people of libya. the future is going to take a lot of work. i think you stick your principles, you support democracy, the support transparency, and you keep working to make it a safer world. we all know that this is a very volatile region. there are no easy answers. >> the events over the last few months across north africa and middle east have highlighted that we still are living in a dangerous world. our american foreign-policy must be reflective of our deeply held beliefs. a belief in freedom. at the same time, when people rebelled against despots, there is the opportunity and the possibility that factions can take advantage of that rebellion an
, washington, d.c., october 30, 2012. i hereby appoint the honorable steven c. latourette to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication from the sergeant at arms. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir, as you are aware, the time previously appointed for the next meeting of the house is 10:00 a.m. on tuesday, october 30, 2012. this is to notify you pursuant to clause 12-c of rule 1, of an imminent impairment of the place of reconvening at that time. the impairment is due to the weather. signed respectfully, paul d. irving, sergeant at arms. the speaker pro tempore: under clause 12-c of rule 1, the speakers notified members accordingly. the prayer today will be offered by our guest chaplain of the washington theological union here in washington, d.c. the chaplain: lord, we pray for the victims of hurricane sandy. especially those who lost their lives, the displaced elderly, those with children >> the millions -- those children, the m
, and it will be asked by steven koosmann. mr. koosmann, where are you, sir? you're right behind me as well. there we go. >> right next to the last. >> it seems that when we hear about issues of this campaign, it's usually medicare, social security or prescription drugs. as a college professor, i hear a lot of apathy amongst young people who feel that there are no issues directed to them. and they don't plan to vote. how do you address that? >> we've got to change it. i spend a good deal of time talking to young people, and in my standard speech out there on the stump i usually end my speech by saying, i want to ask you for something and i want to direct it especially to the young people in the audience. and i want to tell you what i tell them. sometimes people who are very idealistic and have great dreams, as young people do, are apt to stay at arm's length from the political process because they think their good hearts might be brittle, and if they invest their hopes and allow themselves to believe, then they're gonna be let down and disappointed. but thank goodness we've always had enough people who
on the u.s. consulate in libya. this resulted of the death ambassador chris stevens. he made multiple attempts to get more security and these efforts went unheeded. do believe the obama administration mishandled the situation leading up to and in the aftermath of the attack? what could have been done better and should be done better going forward? >> it was absolutely mishandled. to learn better that the cries of help is unacceptable. as a member of the armed services committee, we will conduct oversight hearings and make sure our ambassadors and all of the consulate personnel are protected. we have to make sure they have what they need. we need to make sure they have the resources, the protection they need. i do not believe there is any explanation other than it was not handled properly. i believe congress and its oversight capacity is to make sure this never happens again. it was a tragedy that could have been prevented. it was the anniversary of 9/11 and we should have been on heightened security. >> ladies and gentlemen, finally, tonight, we agree. president obama did a terrible j
issues some more. >> i admire many justices. i admire justice stevens. justice roberts is a good justice too. the question is the approach to the law. did apply the constitution? our do they seek to impose our own political views on the bench. >> thank you. >> this question deals of the second amendment regarding second amendment rights. you support second amendment rights. you would want to protect the rights of hunters and sportsmen. explained why as semiautomatic is something gun advocates would seek to limit or ban? >> that is not my only concern at all. i want to preserve what the second amendment says, which is the right to own arms. that is an individual right, like the other list of the bill rights. that is what i am concerned with protecting. it is for purposes of self-defense. it does all sorts of purposes. what i think it's amazing is my opponent, when she represented this area in congress, she told everyone she kept her gun under her bed. it amazes me how she can do this 180 flip. by the way, in the most basic nra course, they tell you where to store your gun and it is a bad
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